“Netflix ‘The Glory’ director responds to allegations of school violence

Director Ahn Gil-ho of Netflix’s recent hit series “The Glory” / Courtesy of NetflixAhn Gil-ho, director of Netflix’s recent hit series ‘The Glory’ / Courtesy of Netflix By Lee Gyu-lee The director of Netflix’s hit series, “The Glory,” about a woman taking revenge against her classmates who tormented and torturted her in high school, has […]

TikTok CEO says company at ‘pivotal’ moment as some U.S. lawmakers seek ban

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew said the Chinese-owned short video app company faces a pivotal moment as a growing number of U.S. lawmakers seek to ban the popular app over national security concerns. Chew said in a video posted on TikTok early Tuesday the app now has more than 150 million active monthly U.S. users. […]

Japan PM Kishida announces new Indo-Pacific plan in India

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the Group of Seven major industrial nations’ summit in May and announced action plans for a new Indo-Pacific initiative aimed at countering China’s influence in the region. Kishida, who is on a two-day trip to India, said he hopes to promote […]

Korea Times to present 2023 Spring Concert

Award-winning violinist Han Soo-jin will perform classical works by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven at The Korea Times’ annual Spring Concert, which is scheduled for March 23.The 18th concert, co-hosted by the newspaper and its sister publication the Hankook Ilbo, will be held at Seoul Arts Center to support Busan’s bid to host World Expo 2030, […]

Ambitious high-tech cluster – The Korea Times

All-out efforts needed to survive global chip competitionMake every effort necessary to survive in the global semiconductor competition South Korea is seeking to set up a massive semiconductor cluster in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, with Samsung Electronics pouring in some 300 trillion won ($229 billion) by 2042. The world’s largest high-tech chip complex is aimed at […]

[NATIONAL] Growing number of teens exposed to drug-related crimes

gettyimagesbankGetty Image Bank Appropriate education needed to prevent young people’s exposure to drugsAppropriate education needed to prevent adolescent drug exposure By Jun Ji-hye Drug-related crimes have become a major concern in Korea, but what is more concerning is the increasing number of cases involving teenagers.Drug crime has become a major problem in Korea, but even […]

[BUSINESS] Kakao to take over SM as HYBE bows out

Pedestrians walk by the headquarters of SM Entertainment located in eastern Seoul, Sunday. NewsisPedestrians pass in front of SM Entertainment’s headquarters in eastern Seoul on Sunday. newsis By Anna J. Park The fierce battle between Kakao and HYBE over the management rights of SM Entertainment ended Sunday with HYBE giving up on its quest for […]

Major diplomatic defeat

Seoul plan is also setback from 2015 agreementSouth Korea’s solution is a step back from the 2015 agreement Some things are too difficult to accept, no matter how prepared you are.No matter how well prepared you are, some things are still hard to accept. One such thing is the government’s plan announced Monday to resolve […]

Will ChatGPT become game changer like iPhone in AI era?

Since OpenAI’s generative artificial intelligence (AI) service, ChatGPT, was unveiled last November, the field of AI services has seen an explosive increase in attention around the world as many people use the innovative technology simply for kicks or to ask for help in various subjects, including computer software programming, translation, web search and even writing […]

Will business tycoons get to meet Aramco chair at S-Oil’s Ulsan plant?

All eyes are on whether the heads of major Korean conglomerates will be able to meet Aramco Chairman and Public Investment Fund (PIF) Governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan at Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for S-Oil’s 9 trillion won ($6.7 billion) “Shaheen” project in southern Korea. Shaheen, which means falcon in Arabic, involves the construction of Korea’s largest petrochemical […]